An historical and geographical description of Formosa. : Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c., of the inhabitants. Together with a relation of what happened to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe. Also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity, with his objections against it (in defence of Paganism) and their answers.
Errata: p. , 1st ct
Publisher London, : Printed for M. Wotton, Abel. Roper and B. Lintott...; Fr. Coggan..., G. Strahan and W. Davis...
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Call number 39999059851483
Digitizing sponsor Boston Public Library
Book contributor Boston Public Library
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A fabrication. The author's real name is unknown. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Varenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniae et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius's 'Voyages.'"--Dict. nat. biog
Plates numbered as follows: [no. # map of Formosa], 1-4, [no # op. p. 61], 5-11, 13, [ no. # alphabet] , 14-16
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